ScienceWriters2023 is presented by the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing in collaboration with our local hosts, University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus who share a warm welcome to their cities and institutions below.

Will this be your first time attending the ScienceWriters conference? NASW volunteers have developed several offerings intended to help you make connections and ease into your first ScienceWriters conference. Before the conference starts, join us for a virtual meet and greet on September 13 for information about the conference and to meet other attendees. Once the in-person festivities begin, join us on Friday, October 6 for a first-time attendee meet-up and then on Monday to regroup toward the end of the conference. Check out the schedule for more details!

And Welcome to Colorado!

Boulder is a perfect balance of urban and outdoors. Known for its stellar food scene, breweries, an always-exciting downtown, and more outdoor activities than you can count, the city is just 30 minutes northwest of Denver, where the Rocky Mountains meet the plains.

With the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, enjoy the sunset at Chautauqua Park or take a stroll down our popular pedestrian mall, historic Pearl Street, and soak in amazing views while enjoying a great selection of restaurants, bookstores, boutiques and sidewalk cafes.

If you’re drawn to outdoor activities, plan time to explore the 300 miles of captivating hiking and biking trails and 45,000 acres of unspoiled open space. Kayak, rock climb, cycle, paddleboard, ski, or ride for the first time. The outdoor adventure scene is totally accessible to beginners and thrilling to experts.

Connected by proximity and Colfax Avenue, Denver and Aurora offer an abundance of culture, cuisine and much more that welcomes visitors from around the world to the front range. Originally the first stop for westward travelers on their way to the mountains, Aurora, home to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, is widely known as a foodie paradise, boasting an incredible array of international eateries, local haunts, breweries, coffee roasters, food halls and so much more.

With its skyline looming in sight from wherever you are in Aurora, downtown Denver is an easy drive from campus. The Mile High City is a can’t-miss destination for visitors seeking a truly Colorado getaway. Museums include History Colorado, Denver Art, Meow Wolf, Natural History museum and so many more. Union Station is an historic and beautiful hub for exploration offering a variety of dining options, drinks and shopping. Outside of the city center, each neighborhood boasts its own identity and curation of restaurants and businesses to entertain, most centered around and named after a beautiful urban park. Check out the Highlands, Cap Hill, Cheesman Park, City Park, Washington Park and the bustling Tennyson Street district.

CU Boulder and CU Anschutz Medical Campus

At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder is nationally recognized as one of only 38 AAU public research universities. Established in 1876, CU Boulder is an R1 public research university with five Nobel laureates, nine MacArthur fellows and is the No. 1 public university recipient of NASA awards. Boulder is home to 17 federally funded labs, including the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Boulder is a nationally recognized center of entrepreneurship and innovation. We are one of the highest producing communities of patents per capita in the country.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and home to six health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked hospitals: UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. CU Anschutz delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $600 million in research grants annually.

Interested in Sponsorship?

The University of Colorado is pleased to offer opportunities for sponsorship of hosted events at ScienceWriters2023. If you’re interested in exhibiting or in sponsoring an element of the conference, please contact Brian Bishop. This brochure details sponsorable items and customizable sponsorship packages.

We are grateful to recognize the hosts and sponsors helping to make ScienceWriters2023 happen.


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Bronze Sponsors

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